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1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {1}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {2}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {3}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {4}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {5}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {6}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {7}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {8}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {1}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {2}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {3}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {4}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {5}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {6}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {7}
1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle {8}

1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle

$32.2 $46

1940s Corde Envelope Purse with Swirly Lucite Handle

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Pure 1940s! This is a great specimen, a fine example of the heavy, dense,
woven corde bags coveted by women who likely served (in some capacity) during
WWII. It’s a large envelope bag with a heavy duty brass zipper closure.
Dangling from the end of that closure, via a petite chain, is the star of the
show: a graceful twist of smooth and textured lucite, carved with a design of
little branches and leaves. What a juxtaposition of light and dark, of airy and
dense!

We have a suggestion: use this bag to tote your ipad or kindle or small
laptop. It is lined in black cloth and the woven corde cover is thick enough to
act as a shock absorber. Or: use it as a purse! What the heck! Inside is a
zippered compartment -- that will come in handy.

Note: Although the overall condition on this purse is good, the “leash” that
attaches the handle to the bag is not original. The original, a rope of sorts
made of woven corde, had frayed enough to make it unreliable. We replaced it
with a black leather strip (repurposed from a beat up jacket). We think the
leather looks fine, but if you’re a purist and would like to restore the
original, you’ll find it in the bag.

Note #2: This bag weighs in at 1.5 pounds... thus the higher than usual postal
fees.

Shipping outside of the U.S.? Please contact the Fashionistas and we will
calculate costs for you.
Brand: FashionistaVintageV
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